Charles Darwin returns home, Gandhi is born, "Peanuts" is published for the first time, Thurgood Marshall becomes the first black justice on the Supreme Court, and the Beltway sniper attacks begin, all on this day.
2001: NATO backs U.S. military strikes following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, invoking Article 5 of the NATO Charter for the first time in history. The Article says that an attack on any member shall be considered to be an attack on all.
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